Name: Lil’ Georgia Cousin’s Willemena
Made by and When: Jan Shackelford Originals, Inc.,1995
Material: Soft-sculptured knit face, arms, legs; cotton body
Marks: (Body tag) REG. NO. PA. 3407 / JAN SHACKELFORD ORIGINALS INC. / IRONDALE, AL 35210; signed on back by the artist: Lil’ Georgia Cousin’s / #41 of 150 / “Willemena” / Jan Shackelford / March 1st 1995; also has a registered trademark Jan Shackelford body tag.
Hang Tag: The back of the hang tag reads, Lil Georgia Cousin’s / “Willemena” / #41 of 150 / [signature] Jan Shackelford
Height: 18 inches
Hair, Eyes, and Mouth: Short black curly synthetic wig, hand-painted brown eyes, stitched smile
Clothing: White dress with bunny rabbit print and lace trim at the hem, disposable diaper; holds a cloth stuffed toy. The hang tag contains identifying information and the artist’s signature. White socks and the curator’s daughter’s infant shoes were added.
Other: Jan Shackelford’s dolls date back to the late-1980s and include limited edition and one-of-a-kind soft-sculptured dolls with character faces that readily identify them as her doll art.
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